OSG (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (OSG China), OSG Corporation’s subsidiary in China, participated at the 18th China International Machine Tool Show (CIMT) from April 10 to 15, 2023 at the China International Exhibition Center (Shunyi Hall) in Beijing. Held every odd year, CIMT is the largest and most influential machine tool exhibition in China. It is also one of the four largest international trade fairs for machine tools in the world, with similar popularity as EMO of Europe, IMTS of the United States, and JIMTOF of Japan. According to official data, more than 150,000 visitors participated at CIMT 2023, an increase of nearly 27 percent versus the previous show.
Yukai Zhang, OSG Engineering Manager in Midwest China, introduces A Brand products to visitors at the OSG booth at CIMT 2023.
OSG registered through the Association for the Promotion of International Trade, Japan (JAPIT) to participate at CIMT 2023. OSG’s booth was located at E2-A006 with an estimate area of 100-square meter. At the show, OSG announced the release of the A-XPF forming tap in the Chinese market and showcased its latest A Brand product lineup in combination with workpieces related to micro-precision processing, automotive, aerospace, die and mold, and more.
OSG China Engineering Manager Hu Hong introduces the A-XPF highly efficient and multi-purpose forming tap series during an interview with MMS Online, a media organization that reports on the metalworking industry.
The A Brand series was positioned at the center of the OSG booth, an eyecatcher for every visitor entering the area. The A-XPF, OSG’s latest highly efficient and multi-purpose forming tap series, was revealed to the public in China for the first time at CIMT 2023. The A-XPF was displayed at the center stage of the A Brand product stand and many customers expressed interest to test the new tool.
The A-XPF, OSG’s latest highly efficient and multi-purpose forming tap series, was displayed at the center stage of the A Brand product stand.
The left side of the OSG booth was dedicated to new energy vehicle applications, skiving cutters, and domestically manufactured products. Tools used for machining ABS valve body, vortex rotor, inverter housing, motor shaft, which are important parts of new energy vehicles, such as PCD tools, DLC coated AE-TS-N end mill, AT-2 R-SPEC thread mill and the AE-VM anti-vibration carbide end mill series were featured at the stand of the new energy vehicle applications.
OSG staff pose for a group photograph at CIMT 2023 at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. Uniformly dressed in a blue 20th anniversary jacket and a white polo shirt, sales and engineering staff from offices throughout China met with customers at CIMT to provide face-to-face support.
The right side of the booth was dedicated to micro tooling, large diameter tooling, measurement tools, and aerospace applications. The aerospace stand presented a wide variety of material specific solutions, such as the UVX-TI variable lead end mill for titanium alloy, DIA series for composite materials, and the AERO carbide cutter series for aluminum alloy.
“Golden Innovation Award” & “Customer Satisfaction Brand”
On April 9, 2023, one day before CIMT 2023, an award ceremony was held at the Beijing Kuntai Hotel for the results of the 5th Cutting Tool User Survey and the 3rd Cutting Tool Product Innovation Award – the “Golden Innovation Award.”
From left, OSG China Marketing Manager Vis Huang, Metal Processing Magazine Vice President Xuelei Cao and OSG China Marketing Specialist Yifan Zhang pose for a photograph at the OSG booth at CIMT 2023 after an interview.
The “Golden Innovation Award” is an award established by the Metal Processing Magazine of the Machinery Industry Information Research Institute to encourage companies to innovate products. The product range includes machine tools, machining centers, cutting tools, functional components, CNC systems, metal processing fluids, etc. For the cutting tool category, the selection of the “Golden Innovation Award” began in February 2023. After preliminary screening, publicity, and review, 63 products from 40 domestic and foreign cutting tool companies were chosen for the online selection, expert review and editorial department evaluation stages. Fifteen products with the highest comprehensive score were selected for the award.
Eighth from right, OSG China President Hitoshi Masuoka poses for a group photograph upon receiving the “Golden Innovation Award” trophy.
OSG’s ADO-MICRO stood out from the competition and was a recipient of the “Golden Innovation Award.” The ADO-MICRO is OSG’s first small diameter carbide drill with oil holes designed for stable and high efficiency drilling in deep-hole applications.
The ADO-MICRO is OSG’s first small diameter carbide drill with oil holes designed for stable and high efficiency drilling in deep-hole applications.
The Cutting Tool User Survey is an industry survey initiated by the Metal Processing Magazine of the Machinery Industry Information Research Institute, which is highly reputable and credible. It has played an important role in guiding both manufacturers and users in China’s cutting tool industry.
In January 2023, Metal Processing Magazine launched the 5th Cutting Tool User Survey and distributed questionaries to a large number of tool users, covering industries such as automotive, aerospace, die and mold, general machinery, and rail transit.
Fourth from right, OSG China President Hitoshi Masuoka poses for a group photograph upon receiving the “Customer Satisfaction Brand” trophy.
OSG China was awarded the “Customer Satisfaction Brand” in the 5th Cutting Tool User Survey. This honor represents the trust and support of the majority of cutting tool users for OSG, and is an encouragement to the OSG brand to continue to strive for excellence.